Peterborough councillor to be new deputy Police Crime Commissioner after 30 years in the Met

Andy Coles and Jason Ablewhite
Andy Coles and Jason Ablewhite
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Cambridgeshire’s new Police & Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite, has announced he is proposing Peterborough City Councillor Andy Coles as his deputy.

Cllr Coles, member for Fletton and Woodston, has 30 years experience as an officer with the Metropolitan Police.

Mr Ablewhite, who is meeting residents in Cathedral Square today (Thursday, May 18), said: “I am delighted to propose Andy as my deputy.

“With such an impressive range of experience in both policing and public service behind him, and a strong local knowledge of Peterborough, Andy is in an ideal position to help me deliver the priorities I outlined during my election campaign to help keep our communities safe.”

In line with statutory procedures the police and crime commissioner is required to formally notify the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel of the proposed appointment and they will then be required to arrange a public confirmation hearing. 

Once the panel has considered the appointment, the commissioner can then make his formal decision to appoint the deputy commissioner.